[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

Login ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 12345678910 ]
Subject: Faith Dane, actress

dies at 96
[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]
Date Posted: Sunday, April 12, 02:40:45am

Faith Dane Crannitch (1923-2020)
In Memoriam
By Alexander Padro

I am saddened by the passing of Faith, an accomplished Broadway and film actress, DC Mayoral candidate and DC Statehood activist. She was 96.

I first met Faith in the late 1990s after being startled by a blast from her bugle at a community event. She was a ubiquitous figure on the DC scene for decades.

Faith was an accomplished actress who originated the role of Mazeppa in the Broadway and film versions of ‘Gypsy.’ She ran for Mayor of Washington, DC on several occasions, most recently in 2014. She was also an arts and DC Statehood activist known for punctuating DC events by playing that bugle.

Faith returned to the stage as a contestant in the American Classic Pageant, of which I am the master of ceremonies and Board Chair. She brought down the house performing a DC Statehood monologue while wearing a red, white and blue outfit and modeled a stunning gold and white sequined gown on the way to being crowned First Runner Up at the 2009 Pageant at the Lincoln Theatre.

Faith was a regular at Shaw Main Streets events, bringing her bugle to holiday parties and other celebrations.

Her most recent public appearance was at a Black History Month event this February honoring Walter Fauntroy, who was Faith’s pastor at New Bethel Baptist Church in Shaw for decades. Although Faith had been living in a nursing home for several years following a stroke, she couldn’t miss an opportunity to see Reverend Fauntroy honored.

Faith is survived by her husband, Jude Crannitch, who shared his life with her for 45 years.

A celebration of Faith’s life will be held at New Bethel Baptist Church after the current health emergency has passed.


[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Login ] Create Account Not required to post.
Post a public reply to this message | Go post a new public message
* HTML allowed in marked fields.
Message subject (required):

Name (required):

  E-mail address (optional):

* Type your message here:

Choose Message Icon: [ View Emoticons ]

Notice: Copies of your message may remain on this and other systems on internet. Please be respectful.

[ Contact Forum Admin ]

Forum timezone: GMT-8
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.